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Post by xianjiro » July 1st, 2018, 12:34 am

i (l) this thread

Listen, Daddy. Teacher says, 'every time a car alarm bleeps, into heaven a demon sneaks.'
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 1st, 2018, 8:10 pm

I hate when movies ignore simple basic laws of physics.

No, Sharknado film fans, a giant flying great white shark is not going to immediately reverse course when you hit it with a baseball bat. No, Highlander, I don't care how strong and amazing you are, but you're not going to stop a giant sword with your little katana to a dead stop.

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Post by joachimt » July 2nd, 2018, 12:28 pm

maxwelldeux on Jul 1 2018, 02:10:09 PM wrote:I hate when movies ignore simple basic laws of physics.
I just saw Harold Lloyd falling to the right side of a train, because the train went through a sharp bend............. to the right. <_<
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Post by joachimt » July 16th, 2018, 11:55 am

Very practical for us as a viewer when the bad guys all bought the red lasergun and the good guys have a green lasergun, so we can easily recognize which shot is from whom.
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Post by sheikofhyrule » August 3rd, 2018, 4:16 am

After seeing the trailer for Alpha...characters who have perfect, white teeth no matter what time period the film takes place.

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Post by mightysparks » August 3rd, 2018, 5:38 am

The white teeth reminds me... women who have shaved armpits and legs no matter the situation, place or time period.
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Post by joachimt » September 3rd, 2018, 6:19 pm

A cop realizes that someone quietly walking away at a moderate distance is a bad guy that needs to be stopped. Instead of closing in on him before he notices it, the cop shouts "hey, stop!", which gives the bad guy a head start.
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Post by Ivan0716 » September 30th, 2018, 10:56 pm

I'm sure it has been mentioned at least once in 300+ posts, but I'm on a Giallo binge and have to rant about it.

Did they have to have a "I know who the killer is but I will only tell you in person because lol" phone conversation in every single one of them.

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Post by xianjiro » September 30th, 2018, 11:07 pm

I was thinking we need a thread for all the movie cliches, just like that one

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Post by cinephage » October 1st, 2018, 3:53 pm

There is an evil force/creture. We saw it kill a few extras earlier in the story. But when it runs against the main character, it just frightens him or her...

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Post by kathulu » October 1st, 2018, 10:42 pm

I haven't been through the whole thread, so please forgive me if it's already been mentioned, but...

People who "play musical instruments". My GOD. First of all, I can always see when someone's not a musician at all and it grinds me the wrong way. But sometimes, it's soooooort of passable and that annoys me even more!! I have perfect pitch and I can hear/see when it's not the right pitch on the instrument, or when they're playing a completely different tune to what we're hearing. My latest grievance is the intro to "Westworld", where the hand that's playing the piano is OFF WITH ONE KEY oh stop it how did no one check that bit before it went through??

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Post by Hunziker » October 22nd, 2018, 1:18 am

Spotted in Hellions:
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Post by joachimt » December 10th, 2018, 7:23 pm

The lead character has an important suitcase. Someone else enters the scene and the camera focuses on his suitcase, which looks exactly like the suitcase of the lead. Of course you know what's going to happen in a few moments. <_<
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Post by OldAle1 » December 11th, 2018, 1:21 am

joachimt wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 7:23 pm
The lead character has an important suitcase. Someone else enters the scene and the camera focuses on his suitcase, which looks exactly like the suitcase of the lead. Of course you know what's going to happen in a few moments. <_<
So What's Up, Doc? must be absolute torture...

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Post by tommy_leazaq » December 11th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Ivan0716 wrote:
September 30th, 2018, 10:56 pm
I'm sure it has been mentioned at least once in 300+ posts, but I'm on a Giallo binge and have to rant about it.

Did they have to have a "I know who the killer is but I will only tell you in person because lol" phone conversation in every single one of them.
Not to forget the guy who phoned is killed when the called-person (usually the lead character) reached there.

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 2nd, 2019, 8:08 am

The other day reminded me...

People in movies who don't know how to open champagne. Or get injured by the cork. Just... open the fucking bottle like not a moron.

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Post by joachimt » January 5th, 2019, 8:52 pm

"When something happens, we run!"
Moments later a giant monster is grabbing and eating one of them. The rest just stands in awe until the monster attacks them as well. What's wrong with you people?! Just RUN!!
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Post by max-scl » February 5th, 2019, 10:59 pm

In American movies set in high schools, I hate that the students don't know each others names, generally the protagonist knows the names of the popular guys or girls, but not the other way, and at some point they have to ask what is your name, and then the shy one will say yeah I know you we have geography together etc... It is really like that in american schools? I knew all my classmates names ffs.

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Post by albajos » February 5th, 2019, 11:05 pm

Time limits:

Defusing a bomb when there's one second left
Scoring the winning goal as the counter reaches zero
Or Time Travel. They can go to whatever time they want but go to a time where they just have minutes to finish their task

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Post by Onderhond » February 5th, 2019, 11:06 pm

joachimt wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 8:52 pm
What's wrong with you people?!
What's wrong with them is that they are in shock and generally don't act rationally anymore :p

I think it's interesting that the whole world around us is full of people making the dumbest, most idiotic decisions on a daily basis, but we still expect characters in movies to be more rational than robots, under all circumstances.

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Post by sheikofhyrule » February 6th, 2019, 4:08 am

max-scl wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 10:59 pm
In American movies set in high schools, I hate that the students don't know each others names, generally the protagonist knows the names of the popular guys or girls, but not the other way, and at some point they have to ask what is your name, and then the shy one will say yeah I know you we have geography together etc... It is really like that in american schools? I knew all my classmates names ffs.
I went to a small high school with a graduating class of 100 and overall population of 450. While some people moved in and out, it was a fairly stable class from kindergarten to graduation. I knew the names of everyone in my class, one year younger and one year older. I knew most of the people two to three years older and younger.

Most high school depicted in movies are suburban high schools that have classes larger than my high school with a more fluid influx and outflux of students. They also had numerous grade schools and junior highs that funneled into the high school, so they did not go to school with everyone. In these cases, I can see not knowing everyone, especially since some of the movies deal with older popular students and while the popular ones might know them, they could also be acting cool around their friends in denying knowing someone.

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Post by joachimt » February 6th, 2019, 9:28 am

People who move to a new house (mostly at the start of a movie) who haven't even seen the house before they move there. Mostly it's the father who had picked the house and the mother and kids come in fullly surprised. Do people in real life actually do that?
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 6th, 2019, 8:31 pm

joachimt wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 9:28 am
People who move to a new house (mostly at the start of a movie) who haven't even seen the house before they move there. Mostly it's the father who had picked the house and the mother and kids come in fullly surprised. Do people in real life actually do that?
On occasion, yes. When I moved to this area (about 5 years ago), the job I was moving for would pay moving expenses, but only if I started in 2 weeks. My wife was out of town, so I had to go look for a place to live by myself. I texted her pictures, but when we moved in, she'd never seen it. Of course, that's the exception, not the rule, but still.

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